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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The fortune-telling lady. Has even taken all her things inside.........

A photo taken near Todmorden in 1975 by the splendid photographer Martin Parr

has , as it's prompt someone hanging out washing to dry.............
 The above is cheating really....i took it out of my Abruzzo bedroom window only eight years ago,Hardly "old".....but I think it perfectly captures the timeless ballet that is "hanging out one's  washing"...an art form that crosses both time and space ...........
(click to hear the BobCat) I see Bob from Bacup on Wednesday who celebrated his 81st Birthday  last week.He has moved house recently  & has just come out of hospital after eye surgery.
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Bob from     Bacup
I also go to Royton to attend the funeral of Joan,Hydn's lovely wife. Hopefully  i meet up with some  friends from The Rochdale Hamam.
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Also ,thru the week,I should be seeing Ken& Phil in Calderdale for a drink.First time for ages........
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 Incidently.....Great News from Newcastle.The Turkish Baths there  will be reopening !
 I expect I shall eventually be testing the facilities (I hope they provide clean towels.......)
You may check  progress  [here]
me,as human clothes- horse, in an Istanbul Hamam.Look at my Gut!
Clare Road , Halifax    HX1 2JR
"......In one doll, the upper half spun and where her hand pointed at the end of the spin was the fortune for you...".       [read more...]
Another Martin Parr washing line.

10 comments:

La Nightingail said...

I like Martin Parr's lovely B&W photograph, but I think the one you took out your window a few years ago is more interesting! :)

Jo Featherston said...

I like your Abruzzo photograph too, and the music is interesting as well.

tony said...

Thank You Both XX they should maybehang me in an Exhibition?

Bob Scotney said...

A clothesline - something I have not seen for years.

tony said...

I remember ,as a kid, we used to have an indoor ceiling clothes pulley.Not many of them about either.

Deb Gould said...

Love your Instanbul look, Tony! And the lace on the line is gorgeous!

Barbara Rogers said...

Right on the prompt! Gorgeous clothes lines in such sweet settings!

Mike Brubaker said...

You've got hanging out the wash covered, Tony. But the pubs in Bacup should keep their glasses cleaner!

Kristin said...

I like the lace one and yours from Istanbul. When I had babies in diapers we had clothes lines strung across the kitchen or once the living room. Too bad there are no photos.

Finding Eliza

tony said...

Ah Cloth Nappies!Warm Happy Memories!